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40 COVID-19 deaths reported, active cases slowly decreasing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 604 new COVID-19 cases and 40 additional deaths in its report on Nov. 16.

The DHHR confirmed 486 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths in its report Monday.

The DHHR has reported 284,165 (+604) total cases and 4,676 (+40) total deaths. According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 6,200 (-236) active cases.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 94-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 74-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 77-year-old woman from Lincoln County, a 64-year-old woman from Lincoln County, a 78-year-old woman from Raleigh County, and an 86-year-old man from Summers County.

In the total number of deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Office of Health’s continued reconciliation of data with the official death certificate, a 21-year-old man from Wyoming County, an 89-year-old man from Ritchie County, was a 63-year-old man from Wyoming County. year-old man from Preston County, 74-year-old man from Kanawha County, 63-year-old woman from Nicholas County, 68-year-old man from Randolph County, 43-year-old man from Barbour County, 86-year-old man from Barbour County, a 74-year-old woman from Marshall County, a 71-year-old man from Harrison County, a 48-year-old woman from Wayne County, a 54-year-old woman from Upshur County, a 62-year-old woman from Ohio County, an 85 -year-old woman from Wayne County, 56-year-old woman from Webster County, 89-year-old man from Harrison County, 68-year-old man from McDowell County, 68-year-old woman from Braxton County, 86-year-old woman from Fayette County, a 61-year-old Mason County woman, a 59-year-old rige an old woman from Wirt County, an 84-year-old woman from Ohio County, an 81-year-old woman from Wood County, a 78-year-old man from Webster County, a 63-year-old woman from Nicholas County, a 79-year-old man from Monongalia County, a 78-year-old woman from Grant County, an 81-year-old man from Fayette County, a 74-year-old man from Preston County, a 37-year-old woman from Wetzel County, a 51-year-old man from Wetzel County, a 64 year-old woman from Wayne County, a 65-year-old woman from Kanawha County, and an 84-year-old woman from Mingo County. These deaths range from September to November 2021, with one death occurring in January 2021.

“We grieve with all families suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR’s cabinet secretary. “I urge you to continue wearing your mask, wash your hands regularly, maintain social distancing and schedule your COVID-19 vaccine or booster.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (98), Berkeley (488), Boone (100), Braxton (47), Brooke (69), Cabell (236), Calhoun (30), Clay (29), Doddridge (8), Fayette (180) , Gilmer (15), Grant (87), Greenbrier (93), Hampshire (108), Hancock (79), Hardy (70), Harrison (259), Jackson (77), Jefferson (185), Kanawha (466) , Lewis (43), Lincoln (134), Logan (99), Marion (261), Marshall (115), Mason (70), McDowell (56), Mercer (265), Mineral (90), Mingo (93) , Monongalia (243), Monroe (38), Morgan (45), Nicholas (153), Ohio (162), Pendleton (28), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (19), Preston (139), Putnam (246) , Raleigh (240), Randolph (69), Ritchie (18), Roane (69), Summers (19), Taylor (98), Tucker (19), Tyler (15), Upshur (128), Wayne (100) , Webster (42), Wetzel (67), Wirt (20), Wood (196), Wyoming (62).

According to the dashboard, 1,083,165 first doses of the vaccine have been administered to West Virginians and 930,239 people have been fully vaccinated. 51,024 fully vaccinated West Virginians received an additional dose.

West Virginians five years and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Most West Virginians 18 and older are now eligible for the COVID booster vaccine. For more information about the vaccine or to find a vaccine location near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.

Free COVID-19 testing is available daily to all West Virginia residents. Click here to view the test site map and site list.

West Virginians can now register for their COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here.

Editor’s Note: Figures received from the DHHR in West Virginia include cases that have already been resolved. Therefore, these counts should be considered historical cases rather than active cases.

Editor’s Note 2: The total number of cases confirmed by the DHHR now includes probable cases, which are individuals with symptoms and either serological (antibody) or epidemiological (e.g. link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test.